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Nov 20, 2009 9:00pm EST
: the commander of america's forces in vietnam, general william westmoreland, cables washington. he wants 41,000 combat troops right away and 52,000 more later. and, he adds, he will need "even greater forces" to "take the war to the enemy." mcnamara says "we're in a hell of a mess." >> moyers: holding what we've got proves hard to do. on the 18th of june, south vietnam gets its tenth government in 20 months. a few days later, vietcong mortars destroy three u.s. aircraft at da nang. president johnson and defense secretary mcnamara realize they will need more boots on the ground. where will they get them? listen. >> moyers: july 28, 1965. >> i have asked the commanding general, general westmoreland, what more he needs to meet this mounting aggression. he has told me and we will meet his needs. i have today ordered to vietnam the air mobile division and certain other forces which will raise our fighting strength from 75,000 to 125,000 men almost immediately. additional forces will be needed later, and they will be sent as requested. this will make it necessary to increase our active fighting f
Nov 13, 2009 9:00pm EST
with a generation dying? same thing hpens in america in the '30s. >> and this st poem is called "i got it bad fonina simone." >> i thinkough times bring out thneed for the communion you get with poetr and the need to write it. >> nina, look at the sky. april ouds hang a fat, sappy syrup on my saddest da played you monday ghts. my day unbrable as a wool coat in april. came bk to find my bed empty a tire swing in winter. ninain my saddest hour, you have coned me over a cruel block of lonelins when unrequited love is an alian bartender who flirts wh you from the torsond offers you more lies than a tiramis >> whose woods a these? >> i think know. his house is in the village though >> he will not-- speak. >> he will notee me stopping here twatch his-- his woods-- >> woodsill up with snow. >> fill up with snow. >> my little horse must thk it quee to stop thout a farmhouse near betweethe woods and frozen lake the darkest evening of theear. he giv his harness bells a shake to a if there is some mistake. the ly other sound's the sweep easy wind and downy flake. the woods are lovely, darkand deep. but i have
Nov 27, 2009 9:00pm EST
and infmation on america's economic crisis has been right here. timothy o'brien: you d the most raw panithe economy and the financial marks had seen since th1930s. bill moyersyou've told us that 's on the newshour, now, washinon week, nightly business port, the journal, and frontline and so many oter pbs news and public affairs progra. what we know herat public television is tt journalism is about things that matter. journalism reqres analysis. t requires interpretation it's not just simp showing us what can shown. it's trying to help us understand the meaning a the forcesehind it. beware the terrible simplifiers, the eat historian said. and that's a phrase i think of often in our biness. it's only here on pbs th viewer's get the complex view of reality that all of us must understand as citizenin order to cope wi the accountability anresponsibility that mocracy demands. so please helps continue to help u make sense of it all. rafael pi rom: thanks bill. please take this momt to become a partn in everythinge do here by calling e number on your screen with your personal contribution. once ag
Search Results 0 to 7 of about 8 (some duplicates have been removed)